One of my friends was telling me a story about his 4-year old son. They were at a store and my friend was looking through the racks of clothes when his son kept calling his name.
My friend casually said “yeah?” but kept looking through the racks.
So his son, clearly annoyed that his dad was not paying attention to him said, “appreciate me!”
When my friend was telling this story we shared a laugh and made a comment about how kids say the darndest things, but I kept thinking about it.
Of course my mind is always on the subject of health, fitness, and feeling good and I realized that my friend’s 4 year old son was actually quite smart.
He was aware that his dad wasn’t really paying attention to him even though he responded to him.
I think this is what our body tries to tell us on a daily basis and we respond with a half-hearted “uh huh, sure whatever you say, dear”.
The health and fitness industry can be crazy to navigate. I mean it’s hard to stay on top of the latest fads, contraptions, and research. You watch an infomercial and would swear that just by ordering the pill or machine… you’d see results.
Even the more traditional routes like a big box gym or at-home workout DVDs just don’t cut it. You’ve been there and tried that – many times. I’m probably preaching to the choir.
So anytime someone talks about health and fitness we sort of tune them out. We give them the empty response, “uh huh, sure. Good job, honey.”
The problem though is that…
We want the results of being healthy, right?
We want to feel good, eat good food, move with less pain, not get winded when we go up a flight of stairs, and dare I say it… look good.
We want to enjoy our kids – like really enjoy them. Run around, play tag, go to the beach and swim freely.
So we get stuck – and generally do nothing, but our body still screams at us “appreciate me!”
It’s one of the reasons that when I started as a trainer, I wanted to do things differently. I don’t care about the fads and I don’t bother you with them either.
We work together. We appreciate what your body can do now and then add to that over time. The idea is to appreciate your body and its abilities without injuring it or making you feel like you can’t do something.
In fact, many clients that we work with feel quite the opposite. They’re often surprised at just what their bodies can do!
At Personal Training Institute, we appreciate what your body can do! We try to get you to see it too on your journey with us. Of course, we’ll also be pushing your body to do just a little more and fuel it just a little better.
We want to help you appreciate what you can do and see your potential, to be part of your journey. We have several open slots this week for what we call chit chats. It’s a 30-minute block of time where we can meet, talk, and chit chat about you. Of course, our staff will answer any questions you have about what we do or how we can help you.
There’s no pressure or obligation. Just a chat. If you’d like to schedule your session please give us a call at 260-338-2022. Once it’s scheduled, cross it off your To Do list and feel good about your accomplishment!
About the Author:
Hi, I’m Josh Davidson, owner of Personal Training Institute of Fort Wayne. I have been involved in health and fitness for over 7 years. I would love to help you start living a healthy lifestyle. You can learn more about my staff and I as well as how we can help you feel better by calling 260-338-2022 or visiting our website here. If you’re looking to start on your fitness journey now, sign up for a free consultation and workout today!